Marriage

Marriage, also called matrimony or wedlock, is a socially or ritually recognised union between spouses that establishes rights and obligations between those spouses, as well as between them and any resulting biological or adopted children and affinity (in-laws and other family through marriage). The definition of marriage varies around the world not only between cultures and between religions, but also throughout the history of any given culture and religion, evolving to both expand and constrict in who and what is encompassed, but typically it is principally an institution in which interpersonal relationships, usually sexual, are acknowledged or sanctioned. In some cultures, marriage is recommended or considered to be compulsory before pursuing any sexual activity.

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Seyed Saied Alavi, Seyed Saied Alavi is a researcher based in Qom who has studied from the Howzah of Qom and also completed a Pastoral studies program. He is currently a university lecturer in the fields of Shia... Answered 3 days ago

In the name of Allah

Yes, She is not one of your Maharim, therefore it's permissible for you to marry her.

Wassalam.

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answer updated 1 week ago

The man who has more than one wife must maintain practical justice between his wives. He must organize  his time between them to be sure that each of them gets equal rights.

It is his responsibility to achieve that practical justice, not yours as a wife.

If the man is unable to maintain practical justice between more than one wife, he will be then not allowed to have more than one wife (But if you fear that you shall not deal justly with wives, then just one wife. ( Sura Al-Nisaa', verse 3)

Wassalam.

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 2 weeks ago

Yes, she remains his wife which means that she can wash his body in Ghusl of Mayyit and if she dies, her husband is allowed to wash her body.

Wassalam.

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 3 weeks ago

Allah The Glorious knows all our deeds and we need to seek Forgiveness from Him. 

You do not need to mention your previous sins to any one except Allah, simply, because no one can forgive your sins but Allah (SWT).

In many cases, mentioning your previous sins can hurt the feeling of your spouse or displease them. Disclosing your previous sins can be harmful as it is possible that it can leak to others including your children when your spouse is unhappy with you. That is why, you should keep your sins between you and your Creator and seek His forgiveness.

Just repeat Estighfaar as many times as you can and seek from Allah (SWT) to forgive your sins and protect you and your family from every harm ijn this life and hereafter.

Islamic rules have punishment on certain major sins, but that punishments can only be implemented by the Prophet , Infallible Imam or his deputy.

Wassalam.

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 3 weeks ago

Polygamy is allowed not only in Islam but in other religions including Christianity and you can find it in Old Testament. Jews and Christians claim following Ebrahim (Abraham) and every one knows that Ebrahim had more that one wife and his sons Ismail and Isaac are from different mothers.

Polygamy is required by human societies in many situations especially when the number of marriageable females is more than the number of marriageable males due to many reasons. This situation will make many marriageable females in need for a man to marry them even if he is already married with another female. With out legitimate polygamy, thousands of unmarried females will suffer a lot.

Polygamy is a blessing from Allah (SWT) on the human beings especially on the unmarried , divorced or widowed females.

Islam does not grant open permission for men to have more than one wife but puts a condition of practical justice on the man who wants to have more than one wife. If the man is unable to maintain the practical justice between his wives, then he is not allowed to marry more than one wife (If you fear that you shall not practice justice, then just one wife) (Sura 4, Verse 3).

Wassalam.

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 3 weeks ago

Yes it is allowed.

Marriage between any Mo'min male and Mo'min female is permissible if other conditions are met. 

he authentic Hadeeth from Ahlul Bayt (AS) states : المؤمن كفؤ المؤمنة Every believer man is compatible to marry a believer woman. 

Wassalam.

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 1 month ago

Yes it is allowed. She is like his cousin, so marriage is permissible between them.

Wassalam.

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Seyed Ali Shobayri, Seyed Ali Shobayri is of mixed Iranian and Scottish descent who found the path of the Ahlul Bayt (a) by his own research. He holds a BA in Islamic Studies from Middlesex University through the... Answer updated 1 month ago

Bismillah, 

Asalamu Alaykom, 

A Muslim man should conduct an Islamic marriage contract with a woman. Scholars differ as to whether someone can marry a Christian woman permanently. All allow temporary marriage and some scholars say that both temporary and permanent are  allowed. 

If however a Muslim man was ignorant and he for example read a marriage contract such as a civil one instead of Islamic (while he thought that this counts as  marriage) then some scholars would say that the marriage wouldn’t be fornication. 

This therefore could make the child one of shubha where they aren’t deemed as illegitimate. 

If he found out his mistake though, then he must do an Islamic marriage as soon as possible. 

Rgearding a Christian marriage contract, this should be asked from one's Marja and it should be stated whether the person was ignorant or not. 

May Allah grant you success 

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Amina Inloes, Amina Inloes is originally from the US and has a PhD in Islamic Studies from the University of Exeter on Shi'a hadith. She is the program leader for the MA Islamic Studies program at the... Answered 1 month ago

You are allowed to get married for more or less any reason you want. People (both men and women) decide to get married for all sorts of reasons. 

However, it is good for him to think deeply about whether or not he *should* do it since it will affect other people around him. 

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 1 month ago

It is Not permissible at all. There is no marriage allowed between Muslim female and non Muslim male under any situation. If the man becomes a Muslim, then he will be allowed to marry a Muslim female like any other Muslim.

Wassalam.

Seyed Ali Shobayri, Seyed Ali Shobayri is of mixed Iranian and Scottish descent who found the path of the Ahlul Bayt (a) by his own research. He holds a BA in Islamic Studies from Middlesex University through the... Answered 1 month ago

Bismillah, 

Asalamu Alaykom, 

A Muslim woman cannot marry a non-Muslim male. Such a relationship will be considered illegitimate. 

May Allah grant you success 

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Seyed Ali Shobayri, Seyed Ali Shobayri is of mixed Iranian and Scottish descent who found the path of the Ahlul Bayt (a) by his own research. He holds a BA in Islamic Studies from Middlesex University through the... Answered 1 month ago

Bismillah, 

Asalamu Alaykom, 

We don’t have any caste system in Islam. People’s characters and merits are determined by their piety. 

Some people are unfortunately inflicted by Hindu ideas and try to introduce this into our community by saying things such as a Sayeda or alawiyah woman, can only marry a Sayed. We also have those who refuse to let their daughters marry people from the opposite race: sometimes a person is of the same race yet it still  isn’t enough as they are not from their city or village! 

None of this is from Islam. 

“O mankind! We have created you from a male and a female, and made you into nations and tribes, that you may know one another. Verily, the most honourable of you with Allah is the one who has At-Taqwa(piety)” (49:13)

May Allah grant you success